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Definitions for interesting
ˈɪn tər ə stɪŋ, -trə stɪŋ, -təˌrɛs tɪŋin·ter·est·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interestingadjective

    arousing or holding the attention

Wiktionary

  1. interestingadjective

    Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interesting

    of Interest

  2. Interestingadjective

    engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news

Freebase

  1. Interesting

    "Interesting" was the fifth episode of British sitcom The Young Ones. It was written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, and directed by Paul Jackson. It was first broadcast on BBC2 on 7 December 1982.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. interesting

    In hacker parlance, this word has strong connotations of ‘annoying’, or ‘difficult’, or both. Hackers relish a challenge, and enjoy wringing all the irony possible out of the ancient Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”. Oppose trivial, uninteresting.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1182

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #592

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Adjectives Frequency: #126

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interesting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interesting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of interesting in a Sentence

  1. William Ja:

    For me, the interesting question is, if you believe food coma is a real phenomenon and happens not only in flies, but in mammals and people too, then it must serve some important biological function, maybe it's just for good digestion. Or maybe running around with a stomach full of food is just horribly damaging for your gut.

  2. Matthew Tuttle:

    It's going to go back and forth, and it looks like it's going to all depend on what the price of oil does today, expect more of the usual - lots of volatility - and it will be interesting to see if the bulls rally this thing or the bears try to sell it off.

  3. Chris Smith:

    The scenarios that we investigate in this study are really at the extreme optimistic end of what could be done without negative emissions or killing off power plants or cars before their time, while the solution we propose is technically possible, it still doesn't look particularly likely. However, I would claim that mapping it out is a good starting point, and consistent with the definition of an infrastructure commitment. It would be interesting to see if, or how, some of The Results change with perhaps more real-world assumptions.

  4. Emma Thompson:

    A couple of years ago I was just washing the dishes and I seen the sponges with the scouring pads, and I just thought it’d be quite interesting to try one of them, ever since that I’ve been addicted to eating them. I just have to soak them in (dishwashing liquid) and then chew on them. I always have to make sure I have sponges in the house.

  5. Stephenie Meyer:

    I wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary, and the publisher wanted like a foreword, and I thought, 'Well, maybe something more interesting,'.

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